Dr. John V. Garner graduated from Villanova in 2014 and is currently an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of West Georgia, near Atlanta. In 2017 he published a book on Plato's conception of the good life, The Emerging Good in Plato's Philebus (Northwestern University Press). The book argues, most centrally, that the "pleasures of learning" exemplify for Socrates the possibility of intrinsically good becoming or change. Other recent publications have focused on the reception of Plato's arithmetic in figures as distinct as Proclus and Gadamer. In 2017 he also co-founded the Georgia Ancient Philosophy Seminar and gave talks for "The Other Night School," both of which are regional forums promoting public inquiry. In 2018 he will be translating French philosophy, improving in German for future projects, and teaching a capstone course on political violence. A recent APA spotlight summarizes some of his broader interests.